Wilton Cake decorating Course 3 – 1st and 2nd Day Update

I took the course 3 Wilton cake decorating classes in July. It’s about Fondant and Gum paste and how to apply them to create shapes, borders and flowers. I took it in Michaels in Lakewood, NY. They arranged four Wednesdays with 2 hours each to complete this class. They arranged it that way so that you have time to practice the techniques at home every 6 days.


This is the finished Calla Lilies I made after I learned how to make one on the second Wednesday of July. I also want to point out that the class requires you to get your own Wilton Course 3 Student Kit and Guide/Manual. I should show the fondant and gum paste tools that came with my kit next time. Winks.


The instructor let us choose either toothpick or raw spaghetti as sticks for our flower base/tips. I prefer using the toothpick in the picture above which are my finished Calla Lily base. I mixed a yellow gel icing to the white gum paste. I stick it on a styrofoam (wrapped in a foil inside the clear plastic cup) and when it turned hard candy, I brushed the tip with gum glue adhesive and roll it on the yellow sugar sprinkles. The manual tells you how to make a gum glue adhesive or you can just tear and make tiny balls with your gum paste and let it dissolve in a 1 tablespoon water.


These are my finished rose base. I used raw spaghetti for edible sticks on the rose base (made from gum paste). I made a couple of these on the first Wednesday. The Instructor follows the manual with hands-on demo.


These are my finished gum paste roses. It took 7 days for the rose tips to really get hard candy. On the second Wednesday, I learned how to add the petals on the tip. There are 15 petals in each rose. I enjoy making this flower the most! I love the way my roses turned out and the deep red color is what I wanted.


These are my finished Mum base. I learned how to made a couple of these during the first Wednesday.


These are my finished carnation base. I learned how to make a couple of these during the first Wednesday of the class.


This is my finished fondant ribbon or bow. Notice I didn’t mention gum paste. Yup, this is made of fondant. It took 2 weeks for the loops to completely get stiff or hard candy. Fondant takes longer time to get hard than the Gum paste. It’s also a sensitive medium than the gum paste.

Update: Here’s my final cake and other updates of my 4th day cake decorating class in this Course. Enjoy!

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37 Responses to Wilton Cake decorating Course 3 – 1st and 2nd Day Update

  1. My grandma taught Wilton cake decorating for years. I know the basics but haven’t worked much with gum paste and fondant.

  2. Farrah says:

    Oh wow, these decorations are so gorgeous. Even if I took a class, I don’t think I could get this good at cake decorating.

  3. Sarah Jane says:

    Nice work!! I may try cake decorating someday, but it won’t happen for awhile.

  4. Vanessa says:

    You do so much better than what I could do!

  5. Taya says:

    I would love to know how to do that. I’ve been thinking of taking a few cooking courses, but this would be an excellent addition!

  6. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    Wow, you did a really great job! I would love to take a class like that.

  7. I really like the ribbon cake topper. It looks easy, but I would mess it up.

  8. Mistee Dawn says:

    How cool. I really need to take this course. I love to bake and make cakes, but I am awful at it. lol

  9. MickiK says:

    Oh wow, those Calla Lilies are gorgeous! When I have more time I’d definitely take the Wilton cake decorating course – what great results!

  10. Pam says:

    How cool! My daughter took a Wilton course and loved it. They are really great at teaching you decorating tips. Your roses and calla lilies are beautiful.

  11. Wow, you are doing such a great job! I am in love with those calla lilies!

  12. Debbie Denny says:

    WOW! Outstanding. They are beautiful!

  13. That’s amazing! I’ve always wanted to be able to decorate cakes like this.

  14. Ann Bacciaglia says:

    The Calla Lilies are beautiful great job! I would love to take a cake decorating class. The roses look great to!

  15. That looks amazing. I’ve always wanted to learn how to decorate a cake like this. It’s so beautiful.

  16. That’s amazing to me. I can’t believe that anyone can actually do this. It’s very impressive.

  17. I have never really had the patience to deal with Baking, so usually I’ll make a main dish and my guests bring the treats/dessert! But those Calla Lilies are super pretty!

  18. Brett says:

    Oh. You did awesome! I took course one. I would love to do it again

  19. Tess says:

    Wow you’re really good at that! I tried to do something like that along time ago but it I couldn’t get it right. LOL great job!

  20. Jenn says:

    I have wanted to do this forever and a day. Look at what I keep missing! You did so awesome!

  21. Those roses are so intricate. I want to learn!

  22. Wow, those flowers look so real. My oldest watches a lot of cake decorating shows on YouTube. I need to get him into a class.

  23. Your pieces look beautiful! Looks like a professional. My grandma was a great baker/cake maker and my aunt had her own shop for the longest time. I never really got the baking gene. I like it, but I prefer cooking. My mom and I got that gene from my grandpa.

  24. Tonia says:

    Wow, you did great. I would love to take a Wilton course. It’s always been my dream to decorate a cake beautiful.

  25. Caitlin says:

    You are one talented lady! This look to good to eat!


  26. Debbie L. says:

    Dawn and I are going to sign up for a Wilton cake decorating class at JoAnn’s this Fall. Looks like so much fun!

  27. Christie says:

    What a beautiful job! I wish I had patience to do this!

  28. I’d love to be a better cake decorator, but I’m fairly certain I’m not talented in that area. Yours, on the other hand, look fabulous!

  29. kristin says:

    Oh this is great! I wish I was a better decorator!

  30. Kristin says:

    Wow! Great job. I’ve always wanted to learn how to make sugar flowers!

  31. Tracey says:

    Wow, you did an amazing job!! You are so talented.

  32. April says:

    Wow, you are doing amazing! Is this one of the classes they teach at Micheals? I love their classes. I really want to take a few but can’t fit them in right now. Maybe soon.

  33. OMGosh I would love to take a class like this! So would my mom! Everything looks so professional!

  34. Teea Lynn says:

    Maybe I should look into it, I’ve always wanted to learn to do things like this. By the way those look amazing, great job.

  35. Kendra says:

    I started with course 1 but never kept it up. I keep wanting to go back and finish. Maybe, I should look into it again. I just wish there was a during the day class near me. I was totally signup for it then.

  36. Elizabeth @ Food Ramblings says:

    Look at those gorgeous flowers and bow! Impressive work!

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